Ph.D.               Southern Methodist University, English (2018)

M.A.                King’s College London, English (2012)

B.A.                 University of Georgia, English (2010)

B.S.Ed.             University of Georgia, English Secondary Education (2010)



Lecturer, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Present)

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (2018-2021)




Preacher-Poets: Sermons and Gender in Early Modern English Literature (in progress)


“John Donne’s Scientific Observation of the Soul”

            College Literature (forthcoming in 2022)

“Closet Catholicism, Private Entertainments, and Shakespeare in Seventeenth-Century Yorkshire”

            in Reconceptualizing Renaissance Performance: Beyond the Public Stage (forthcoming in 2022)

“The Economics of Salvation in Early Modern Devotional Poetry,”

            in Religion in the Early Modern British Marketplace (forthcoming with Routledge in 2022)

“Queen Anne’s Body in Stuart Court Sermons”

            Ben Jonson Journal 28.2 (2021)

 “Video Responses as Sustained Analyses of Literary Texts”

            Sixteenth Century Journal 51.51 (2020)

 “The ‘Glorie, Might, & Maiestie’ of Early Modern Sermons”

             Literature and Theology 28.1, Oxford University Press (2013)


Review of Spoken Word and Social Practice: Orality in Europe (1400-1700)

            Sixteenth Century Journal 48.2 (2017)

Note: “Corrections regarding William Loe’s ‘The King’s Sword’”

            Oxford Journal: Notes and Queries 59.1


“Sermons and Shakespeare: Spoken and Written Authorities in Much Ado About Nothing

            Southeastern Renaissance Conference, Durham, Oct. 15-16 2021

“Close Reading and Active Learning with Lyric Poetry”

            SCSC, St. Louis, Oct. 17-20 2019

“Knowing the Soul in John Bunyan’s Plain Style Allegory”

            English Hour, Auburn University, Feb. 13 2019

 “The Work of Writing in Early Modern Devotional Poetry”

            RSA, Toronto, Mar. 17-19 2019

“Knowing God, Knowing Self: Protestant Penance in Spenser’s Faerie Queene”

            International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13 2018

“Closet Catholicism and Smokescreen Shakespeare at Gowthwaite Place”

            RSA, New Orleans, Mar. 22-24 2018     

“The ‘Divine Service’ of Astronomy: Cotton Mather’s Almanac”

            MLA, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8 2017

“Feral Speech in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene

            SCSC, Bruges, Aug. 18-21 2016

“Erasing the Self in George Herbert’s Poetry”

            MLA, Austin, Jan. 7-10 2016

“Nipping Paradise in the Bud: Milton’s Eve in ‘Upon Appleton House’”

            SCMLA, Austin, Oct. 18-22 2014

“Man of Faith, Man of Science: Cotton Mather’s Boston Ephemeris”

            SCMLA, New Orleans, Oct. 3-5 2013



Hughes Dissertation Fellowship (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

MLA Graduate Student Travel Grant (January 2016)

SMU Organization of Research and Graduate Studies Travel Grant (Summer 2016)

SMU Student Senate Travel Grant (Summer 2016)

Library and Information Science Scholarship (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)



Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Auburn University:

British Literature to 1789 Online Course

            Summer 2020, Fall 2020 (3 sections total)                        

British Literature to 1789

            Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 (6 sections total)

Composition I, First-Year Writing Online Course

            Fall 2020 (1 section total)

Composition I, First-Year Writing

            Fall 2018, Spring 2010 (3 sections total)

Composition II, Academic Writing

            Fall 2019, Spring 2020 (3 sections total)

Instructor, Southern Methodist University (2013-2017):

Introduction to Fiction, “Myth and Legend”

            Spring 2017 (1 section total)

Introduction to Literature, “Page and Stage”

            Fall 2016 (1 section total)

Composition II, Research Writing, “Ways of Seeing”

            Spring 2013 (1 section total)

Composition I, First-Year Writing

            Fall 2012, Fall 2015 (2 sections total)

Co-Instructor, Southern Methodist University:

British Literature Survey, “Power, Passion, and Protest”

            Spring 2016 (1 section total)



Course (Re)Design Seminar 

            Biggio Center, Auburn University, Summer 2020

Best Practices and Technology Skills for Teaching Online Workshop

            College of Liberal Arts Auburn University, Summer 2019

Supporting Non-Native English Speakers in the University Classroom Workshop

            College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Spring 2019

Day of Digital Learning

            Renaissance Society of America, University of Toronto, March 2019

Learning to Teach Online Web Course

            Biggio Center, Auburn University, Fall 2018-Summer 2019



Dallas, TX: Digitized catalog system for private collection of over 600 rare books (Summer 2014)

University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book Library Internship; finding aids created: De Renne family papers and Elizabeth Ford papers  (Summer 2012)

Folger Shakespeare Library Internship; finding aids created: Letters to Sarah Siddons from various recipients and Letters of Charles Kean (Fall 2011)

British Library Internship; prepared new acquisitions; curated Winston Churchill’s letters for display in permanent gallery  (Summer 2011)



Panel organizer, “Suspicious Salvation in Early Modern England”

            MLA, Austin, Jan. 7-10 2016

Panel presider, “Bibliography and Textual Criticism,”

            SCMLA, Dallas, Nov. 3-5 2016

President of English Graduate Organization

            Southern Methodist University, Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Vice President, SMU English Graduate Organization

            Southern Methodist University, Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Conference Volunteer

            SLSA, Dallas, Oct. 9-12 2014

Co-Editor, S/WORD, literary journal


Student Athlete Academic Mentor

            University of Georgia, Summer 2019






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